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THA: Highly crosslinked polyethylene reduces wear but has no effect on other outcomes

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May 2013

THA: Highly crosslinked polyethylene reduces wear but has no effect on other outcomes

Vol: 2| Issue: 4| Number:143| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene Does Not Reduce Aseptic Loosening in Cemented THA 10-year: Findings of a Randomized Study

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Nov;470(11):3083-93. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2400-x

Contributing Authors:
PE Johanson G Digas P Herberts J Thanner J Kärrholm

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60 patients (61 hips) undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) were randomized to receive polyethylene (PE) or highly crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) cemented cups combined with a cemented stem. Over 10 years, the XLPE cups demonstrated significantly reduced three-dimensional wear than the PE cups. The XLPE group also tended to have superior stem fixation than the PE group. However, ther...

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